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One thing I must commed Epic is their choice of titles. From all the sea of average they tend to pick the few titles I am interested in.

Well they seem to be picking games that are getting a lot of buzz from the gaming communities. A lot of these deals are obviously very last minute as a few of these games were already announced as being on Steam before they became EIC exclusives. They want to attract dedicated gamers to their service, people who don't just play fortnite.

 

As for being the service without all the trash, isn't gog already that service?

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As for being the service without all the trash, isn't gog already that service?

Yes, but unfortunately my guess would be that GOGs no DRM policy scares off every major release. There are too few major releases missing there, and those that come out are greatly delayed (wooo Hitman Blood Money and Absolution were just added to gog library... while being quite obsolete with release of two excellent seasons of DRM heavy new Hitman-thingy).

 

GOG did some interesting things by currently being the only source of Diablo1 and Warcraft 1&2, but well, those types of exclusives will only get them that far. I know were I go for old games and indies but all new shiny releases are not to be found on GOG, and probably either never be, or after they lost their relevance to wider public.

 

My biggest worry with Epic snatching exclusives, is that if they continue to grab promising Indie Games, it will hurt gog even more, and they already seem to be having problems.

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Remember back in the day... you didnt even need any of this junk to play pc games. Now steam has everyone by the balls, same as amazon and youtube and facebook.

No, but you DID have to make sure that you never misplaced your manual or your codewheel or whatever ridiculous hell of a copyprotection method devs thought was a good idea to cram into their games. If anything, "using Steam to verify the game is legit" was an immense step down in the "hassle the legit consumers and literally nobody else" practice.

 

And, as this can't be said enough, copyprotection is the most ridiculously useless crap to ever be coded - if your game is getting pirated, it's not EACH PIRATE breaking your precious DRM, it's like 10 guys all over the world who then make the files available to everyone, and there's literally nothing you can do that can beat any of those 10 guys.

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I haven't been on here since Deadfire but just logging on again to register my disappointment with this decision. I was mildly interested in The Outer Worlds but now I plan to not buy it, ever. This isn't how you treat the PC players who supported Obsidian with our goodwill and then our Kickstarter dollars.

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Honestly this sucks. Not only Epic Store is by far a worse platform for consumers, it's also WAY more expensive for me. In Argentina at least Steam is really cheap and lets you pay without a credit card.

 

I try to support the companies that make games like Obsidian but I won't back this. 

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Just read this interview about Super Meat Boy Forever, and there is an interesting bit later on about Epic Store. Partially interesting, because it confirms what I posted about while ago: there is more appeal of Epic store to developers than just cash. (Yay me smart).

https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2019/04/05/team-meat-on-the-return-of-super-meat-boy/

 

Excerpt:

 

[With Epic] actually going through and making sure they feel like this game is good enough, I feel, like, really honoured to be considered for the Epic Games Store. Everything that’s coming out and everything I know that’s coming out [there], I’m like, ‘Wow I’m in really good company’ and I can’t necessarily say that with Steam, because the company is everybody. I’m on the same platform as Borderlands 2 or whatever but I’m also on the same platform as that rape game, which is kinda like ehhhh.

That proves nothing except for the delusions of exclusivity.

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Well, there's a fairly clearly broadcast point of no return, yes. Unless you choose not to read, you can't really miss it.

 

While I haven't played it myself, it is my understanding that both the expansions for The Witcher 3 are designed in such a way that it does not matter how far along you are in the main game before you play them, so that something like White March doesn't happen.
That’s not exactly true. While Blood and Wine is a sort of stand alone epilogue, which works best after the main game, Heart of Stone fits into main game story and has some pre-end game foreshadowing.

 

The only difference is that Witcher lets you free roam after you completed the game (and therefore you can reload the end-game save), while PoEs don’t - meaning you can play White March after completing the main game you just need to reload pre-end game save, which is automatically made about an hour before the conclusion of the title (and more like 10-15 minutes if you rush through dialogue).

 

 

 

That proves nothing except for the delusions of exclusivity.
I don’t even know what is that supposed to mean :D

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Will it be released on GOG?

No it is a Epic exclusive, some say that it is also on the win shop, but don't you need win10 for that (it is pretty much just an xbox shop)

 

They advertised on steam for hype, then took the money from Epic and made it exclusive. I have lost alot of respect from obsidian after this! People that care about pro consumer features and choice in where to buy, should not support this practice and the Epic shop (they want a monopoly market ala xbox)

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Will it be released on GOG?

No it is a Epic exclusive, some say that it is also on the win shop, but don't you need win10 for that (it is pretty much just an xbox shop)

 

They advertised on steam for hype, then took the money from Epic and made it exclusive. I have lost alot of respect from obsidian after this! People that care about pro consumer features and choice in where to buy, should not support this practice and the Epic shop (they want a monopoly market ala xbox)

 

 

After 1 year apparently.

 

Obsidian usually take a year after release to finish the game anyway so no harm done.

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Will it be released on GOG?

No it is a Epic exclusive, some say that it is also on the win shop, but don't you need win10 for that (it is pretty much just an xbox shop)

 

They advertised on steam for hype, then took the money from Epic and made it exclusive. I have lost alot of respect from obsidian after this! People that care about pro consumer features and choice in where to buy, should not support this practice and the Epic shop (they want a monopoly market ala xbox)

 

 

After 1 year apparently.

 

Obsidian usually take a year after release to finish the game anyway so no harm done.

 

Except of course, if you have access to the internet, where the game will have been spoilered to hell and back after a few months.

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I'm torn. On the one hand I really want to support Obsidian for the work they've done and buy the game on release. But on the other, there is no way I'm buying anything on neither Epic nor Windows Store.

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7 hours ago, Celeras said:

I'm torn. On the one hand I really want to support Obsidian for the work they've done and buy the game on release. But on the other, there is no way I'm buying anything on neither Epic nor Windows Store.

It will later be on Steam, with bug fixes to boot. At this point I don't think it will hurt Obsidian if you buy it at a slightly lower price. It will hurt Take-Two more than anyone.

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